LJR Foster Care Youth Endowment
The LJR Scholarship Endowment for Foster Care Youth has been established through The CNM Foundation to assist students who demonstrate financial need while realizing their educational goals. Awards will be made to the top eligible applicants. Applicants must be in NM foster care system for the one year period leading up to and including their 18th birthday or adopted or placed into legal guardianship out of the NM foster care system after their 16th birthday, be under age 25 at the time of initial application, must be a New Mexico Resident, must be a U.S. Citizen, be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours, maintain satisfactory academic progress, have a completed FAFSA and unmet need, and not be in default of a federal or state student loan. Students must write a personal statement about themselves, their need for the scholarship, why they have chosen their major, their educational goals, and how their education at CNM will help them.